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BACKGROUND The worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is reported to be high. OBJECTIVES To assess the vitamin D status in apparently healthy adults in Kashmir valley by measuring serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D). METHODS 92 healthy natives (64 men and 28 non-pregnant/non-lactating women, aged 18-40 years), residing in Kashmir for at least(More)
A previously well, 45-year-old Pakistani lady was admitted to the medical unit on-call of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar with a 5-day history of fever, productive cough with copious mucoid sputum, dyspnea, and pleuritic chest pain. She also complained of dry eyes, mouth, and vagina. Her chest X-ray showed diffuse alveolar shadowing and arterial gas(More)
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of chemotherapy in tuberculosis of spine. Place and duration of study: From January 2012 to June 2012, at Nawaz Sharif Social Security Teaching Hospital, Lahore (Orthopedic department). Subjects and methods: 50 patients fulfilling the selection criteria were identified. History and clinical examination performed for(More)
Objective: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of non-contrast spiral CT with ultrasound (US) for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi in the evaluation of patients with acute flank pain. Subject and methods: This study was conducted on 124 patients at Nawaz Sharif social security teaching hospital Lahore (Department of Radiology) from January 2012 to January(More)
Objective: To assess the functional outcome of surgically managed bimalleolar fractures of ankle. Subjects and methods: This study was conducted on forty patients at Nawaz Sharif Social Security Teaching Hospital, Lahore (Orthopedic department) from January 2011 to June 2011. All the cases were treated by open reduction and internal fixation. The functional(More)
BACKGROUND Splenic artery aneurysms are the commonest visceral and third most common abdominal artery aneurysms, having a strong association with both pregnancy and multiparity. Here we report possibly the first case of a giant splenic artery aneurysm in association with a smaller portal vein aneurysm, in a woman who had never conceived, leading to(More)
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